Do you get stuck in negative self-talk trying to figure out where you went wrong? If you spent one whole day listening to your thoughts, you might be quite shocked at just how much self-criticism you do.
The next time you go down that dusty road of negative or critical thoughts, feeling or emotions see a big red STOP sign in your mind and tell yourself to just STOP. Seriously – just stop it!
Researchers discovered that Americans experience the highest self-esteem at age 60, which is good news for all of us approaching that age. Of course, education, income, health, and employment status all affected self-confidence, especially as people aged. In addition, people in satisfying and supportive relationships tended to have higher self-esteem.
Maintaining a positive self-image, along with behavior adjustments in response to physical changes, also appear to prevent mid-life crises and trauma caused by menopause.
The key element to successful aging is how much emphasis people give to the aging process when they think about themselves. They do alter their behavior in response to physical changes brought on by aging. Basically, they don't start to think of themselves as ''old,'' even if others do." Then they look in the mirror and self-realization confronts them.
Among the people between ages 40-65, the most important changes people reported noticing were in their physical appearance: hair color, hair loss, amount of body fat, and vision.
But there’s help and you shouldn’t be embarrassed or afraid to seek it.
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